Renowned for bringing readers "hours of joy" (Rendezvous) and "irresistible reading" (Romantic Times), Jeanette Baker creates vivdly etched portraits steeped in history and layered with romance. Now, she lights up the pages with an extraordinary new love story....
Fourteen years ago, Caitlin Kenneally scandalized the village of Kilcullen and broke her widowed mother's heart by running off to America. But now that she has married into one of the wealthiest horse breeding families in Kentucky, with two beautiful children and a handsome husband, all is forgiven when she comes home to visit.
Caitlin's true reason for returning to Ireland may be the biggest scandal yet. She's divorcing her adulterous husband, Sam Claiborne, and taking the only things in the world that matter to her: little Ben and Annie, and a mare named Kentucky Gold. That mare happens to be carrying the last foal of Narragansett, a Triple Crown champion stallion whose offspring sell for millions. With this horse, Caitlin would have everything she needs to break free of the Claibornes forever. But Sam wants the children too and the million-dollar horse. He intends to take what is rightfully his, by force if necessary and with or without the law on his side. Suddenly in danger, Caitlin finds that she has not only more allies than she had ever known in the town she once scorned but possibly, a second chance at love.
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About the Author
There is no greater pleasure for me than to wake before dawn, turn on my computer, reenter a world I've created and watch a story grow before my eyes.
From as early on as I can remember, I've always appreciated a good story. I'm of Irish descent, from a small island off the coast of western Ireland, and I hail from a long line of famous storytellers, among them Liam and Robert O'Flaherty. The Irish have a unique relationship with the literature, oral and written. Our single greatest claim to fame is found in the immortality of the words written by our writers: Synge, Yeats, Joyce, Beckett, Shaw, O'Casey, Swift and Heaney, Behan and many, many others. More than any other race on earth, the Irish appreciate a story well told. My fondest childhood memories are of when my father would come home, gather his children around him, and create a story as rousing and complicated and touching as only he could tell it.
I have always been a writer, a journalist of both feature and news articles, but it wasn't until 1992 that I penned my first romance novel. I had visited Scotland and become fascinated with the hauntingly brutal events of the massacre at Glencoe. I wove a story around the historical event, creating characters and motivations. The book truly seemsd to write itself and unbelievably, it sold. After that I wrote two more Scottish novels, paranormals, before I attempted my first Irish novel. Ireland's history is a fascinating and complicated one. After my venture into Scottish history, I felt I was ready to tackle Irish politics and Irish Lady as born, followed by Nell and Irish Fire.
Inishmore is home for me. It is a place where newborns are christened in traditional celtic tradition, with tiny tastes of soil to cement their relationship with the land, an ancient Druid custom. It is a place where the journey is more important than the destination, where mists blur the line between heaven and earth, where it is easy to fall back into the easy comfort of the pace, the language and customs of a world where legend abounds, where the tales of Cuchulain, King Conor, Queen Maeve and the Warriors of the Red Branch take on new meaning and where every castle beckons with the promise of a story behind the crumbling walls.
My books are filled with the rich detail I find in the Irish landscape, in the conversations of her people, in the pain and pride of her history. Each time another book is published, I feel the same thrill I felt the first time. I marvel at how incredibly privileged I am to be able to write the kinds of stories I love to write, to have my work edited and enhanced by a wonderful editor who feels honor bound to maintain the integrity and essence of my words, to have my work reproduced, bound with a beautiful cover and offered to readers on booksellers' shelves.
The most rewarding part of writing for me is the respnse of my readers. Romance readers are intelligent, sensitive and especially insightful. It is validating to know that my books appeal to such an audience.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
$16.99 is a ridiculous price for an ebook... something that you never really own.. can't share it with a friend, donate to charity, sell to a used book store...The publishers must have gotten really, really gready in the last month or so cause some of these prices are crazy. I would have probably bought this book but no way will I while the price is this high. So, you all lost a sale today. I don't see how that works for you all in the end. This looked like an interesting book and I love anything about Ireland.. but nope, won't be buying this book. I hope that eventually the price will go down, way down and then I will consider it again...if I remember it, if I can even find it again..I mean, is this stupid or what? A really crazy way to do business.. pricing something so high no one would want to buy it.
I haven't read this book but I just wanted to say that Jeanette Baker used to be my 6th grade teacher and she was an excellent teacher. She really inspired my to write. I am 14 now so the last time i saw her was about 2 years ago. She's a great teacher and I definetely plan on reading one of her books in the future.